Galaxia Cortés-Hinojosa

PhD Candidate254487_2147237879385_128088_n
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Aquatic Animal Health Program
Expected year of graduation: 2014
Major advisor: Jim  Wellehan

galy2010@ufl.edu

Education

  • BS, Veterinary Sciences (Distinction), Universidad de Chile, Chile, 2002
  • DVM (Maximus Distinction), Universidad de Chile, Chile, 2006
  • M.Sc., Marine Science, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Chile, 2009
  • Internship under Clinics and Management of Wildlife Program in the African Safari Zoo. Puebla, Mexico, 2003

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding International Student Award, 19th Annual International Student Academic Awards, 2013
  • Chilean Governmental scholarship for Ph.D. studies “Bicentennial Becas-Chile Scholarship”, 2009
  • Chilean Governmental Scholarship for Ungraduate studies, “Beca Juan Gomez Milla”, 1998-2002

Research Interests

My research interest includes 
wildlife diseases, aquatic animal medicine, conservation medicine, zoological medicine,  one health,molecular diagnosis, virus discovery, epidemiology, effect of diseases in wild populations, and human wildlife interactions.  I have worked with Humboldt penguins (Spheniscus humboldti) ecology and population dynamic. My current research have emphasis in marine mammals virus discovery.  My dissertation topic is CSLAdV-1 in California sea lion and adenoviruses in other pinniped

Laboratory Experience

  • PCR
  • qPCR
  • Phylogenetic analysis
  • Hematology
  • Statistics (experience in programs Matlab, R, SPSS and Systat)

Selected Publications

  • Cortés-Hinojosa, G.,Gulland, F. M. D., Goldstein, T., Venn-Watson, S., Rivera, R., Waltzek, T. B., & Wellehan, J. F. X. Genome and phylogenetic analysis of CSLAdV-1, an important hepatitis associated pathogen of pinnipeds. To be submitted at Mbio, March 2014
  • Cortés-Hinojosa, G., Doescher, B., Kinsel, M., Lednicky, J., Waltzek, T. B.,and Wellehan, J. F. X. Confection of California sea lion adenovirus – 1  and a new polyoma virus in a Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi). To be submitted at Journal of Zoo and Wildlife medicine, April 2014
  • Cortés-Hinojosa, G.,Gulland, F. M. D., Goldstein, T., Venn-Watson, S., Rivera, R., Waltzek, T. B., Gray, G. C. & Wellehan, J. F. X. Development and validation of qPCR for rapid and specific diagnosis of CSLAdV-1 in pinniped populations. To be submitted to Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, April 2014
  • Cortés-Hinojosa, G.,Gulland, F. M. D.  & Wellehan, J. F. X., Identification of a novel herpesvirus of Northern Northern fur seal (Callorhinus Ursinus), related to the carcinoma-associated OtHV-1.   To be submitted at Journal of General Virology, 2014
  • Cortés-Hinojosa, G.,Gulland, F. M. D.,Waltzek, T. B., & Wellehan, J. F. X., Development and validation of qPCR for rapid and specific diagnosis of OtHV-1 and OtHV-4. To be submitted at DAO, 2014
  • Brock, A. P., Cortés-Hinojosa, G, Caryn C. E., Conway, J. A, Roff,S. R. , Childress, A. L.,Wellehan, J. F.X. Jr. (2013) A novel gammaherpesvirus in a large flying fox (Pteropus vampyrus) with blepharitis. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 25(3) 433-437
  • Waltzek, T. B., Cortés‐Hinojosa, G., Wellehan, J. F. X., & Gray, G. C. (2012). Marine Mammal Zoonoses: A Review of Disease Manifestations. Zoonoses and Public Health. 59, 521–535
  • Grez A.A., T. Zaviezo, S. Díaz, B. Camousseigt & G. Cortés. (2008) Effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on the abundance and species richness of aphidophagous beetles and aphids in experimental alfalfa landscapes. European Journal of Entomology. 105 (3): 411-420.
  • Carlos Wolf, Paulina Corradini & Galaxia Cortés. (2005) Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria in an African Hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 36(2):323-325.

Selected Presentations

  • Galaxia Cortés-Hinojosa, Michael J. Adkesson, Susana Cárdenas-Alayza, Mauricio Seguel, Héctor Pavés, Thomas B. Waltzek, James F.X. Wellehan Jr. Adenoviral diversity and possible host jumps in a colony of south american fur seals (Arctophoca australis) and Humboldt penguins (Spheniscus humboldti). Oral Presentation, 45th Annual AAZV Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah.Year 2013
  • Galaxia Cortés-Hinojosa, Frances M. D. Gulland, James F. X. Wellehan Jr. Phylogenetic analysis, and quantitative PCR surveillance of a novel herpesvirus of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) related to the carcinoma-associated Otarine HV1. Oral presentation. 62nd International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. Year 2013
  • Galaxia Cortés-Hinojosa , Gulland FMD, Wellehan JFX.  Identification of a novel herpesvirus of northern fur seals  (Callorhinus ursinus) related to the carcinoma-associated Otarine HV1, phylogenetic analysis, and quantitative PCR surveillance. Oral Presentation, 44th Annual Conference of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine. Susalito, USA. Year 2013
  • Galaxia Cortés-Hinojosa , Standorf K, Gulland FMD, Gulland FMD, Goldstein T, Venn-Watson S, Rivera R, Gray GC, Wellehan JFX. Characterization of Otarine Adenovirus 1 and Bottlenose Dolphin Adenovirus 1. Oral Presentation,44th Annual Conference of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine. Sausalito, USA. Year 2013
  • Galaxia Cortés-Hinojosa, Frances M. D. Gulland, Tracey Goldstein, Stephanie Venn-Watson, Thomas Waltzek, James F.X. Wellehan Jr. Development of a Quantitative PCR for diagnosis of California sea lion adenovirus-1 (CSLAdV-1) in pinnipeds. Oral presentation, Phi Zeta research day. University of Florida, USA. Year 2013.
  • Galaxia Cortés-Hinojosa, K.Standorf, F. M. D. Gulland, T. Goldstein, S. Venn-Watson, R. Rivera, G. C. Gray, and James F.X. Wellehan Jr. Bottlenose dolphin adenovirus 1 and California sea lion adenovirus 1: genome characterization and development of qPCR testing. Oral presentation, 44th Annual AAZV Conference, Oakland, California, USA. Year 2012
  • Galaxia Cortés-Hinojosa; K. Standorf; F. M. D. Gulland; T. Goldstein; S.Venn-Watson; R. Rivera; G. C. Gray; J. F. X. Wellehan Jr.Characterization of Otarine Adenovirus 1 and Bottlenose Dolphin Adenovirus 1. Oral presentation, 43rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine. Georgia Aquarium, Georgia, USA. Year 2012
  • Galaxia Cortés-Hinojosa, Frances M. D. Gulland, Tracey Goldstein, Stephanie Venn-Watson, Gregory C. Gray, James F.X. Wellehan Jr. Phylogenetic analysis of Otarine Adenovirus 1. Oral presentation, Phi Zeta research day. University of Florida, USA. Year 2012.
  • Galaxia Cortés-Hinojosa & G Luna-Jorquera.Differences in productivity at local scale have effect on index of corporal condition of Humboldt penguins’s chicks (Spheniscus humboldti). Oral presentation, XXIX Congreso de Ciencias del Mar, Talcachuano, Chile. Year 2009.
  • C. Wolf, P. Corradini & Galaxia Cortés Porphyria in Atelerix albiventris. Poster presentation, 11º.  Congress of the International Society of Animal Clinical Biochemistry. Chile Year 2004.

 

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